Sep 22 2018
Saturday

Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest
@ Heavyweight
21-0-0
TKO 7
TKO 7
34-1-0

Belts on The Line

IBF World Heavyweight Championship
WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
WBO World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
42
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDTKOTKOTKOTKO
Form
KOUDUDKOTKO
21
Wins
34
20
By KO
24
95
KO%
71
0
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2005

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
2
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
3

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin report

Who won Joshua vs Povetkin?

Anthony Joshua beat Alexander Povetkin by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Wembley Stadium in London.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF, WBA & WBO belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Luke Campbell was victorious over Yvan Mendy, Matty Askin lost to Lawrence Okolie for the BBBOC British Cruiserweight belt and Sergey Kuzmin defeated David Price.

Joshua vs Povetkin stats

Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Alexander Povetkin made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Joshua had a large advantage in power over Povetkin, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Povetkin's 71%.

Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 11 years, at 31 years old.

Joshua had a height advantage of 4 inches over Povetkin. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Both Anthony Joshua & Alexander Povetkin fought out of an orthodox stance.

Joshua was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 year and 3 months later than Povetkin, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 140 less professional rounds, 124 to Povetkin's 264.

Alexander Povetkin was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the 201lb division.

Joshua vs Povetkin form

Joshua had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Before that, he had beat Alexander Povetkin on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

He had won against Joseph Parker on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

Povetkin had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat David Price on 31st March 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Christian Hammer on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Before that, he had won against Andriy Rudenko on 1st July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Luzhniki, Moscow.

Hehad defeated Mariusz Wach on 4th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Tatneft Arena, Kazan, Russia.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Joshua had been fighting more than Alexander Povetkin.

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 9 months and 15 days ago, while Alexander Povetkin's last outing had been 3 years and 5 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Povetkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

What time did Joshua vs Povetkin start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:50 PM BST at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:50 PM EST or 1:50 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Joshua vs Povetkin?

Joshua vs Povetkin was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

What were the odds on Joshua vs Povetkin?

Anthony Joshua was a 3/25 (-833) favourite going into the contest, while Alexander Povetkin made his way into the ring at 172/25 (+688) with oddsmakers.

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